AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

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AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor


Hold professional-looking video in your hands

Capture your world in stunning colour and detail on the Sony 4K Handycam®, with Balanced Optical SteadyShot and 20x optical zoom. Fast Intelligent AF and a sophisticated built-in multi-capsule microphone, plus powerful in-camera video processing, make it a compact content-creation powerhouse.

26.8mm ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens 20x optical zoom
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Gimbal mechanism inside

Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ is a unique image stabiliser, with a gimbal mechanism about 13 times more effective than other optical systems

  1. Sony internal measurement.
. Capture smooth, professional-looking images, even at full zoom or while running, with no need for bulky external gimbals. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces the effect of camera shake with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration across pan, tilt, roll, pitch, and yaw.

Accessories for every shooting style

Open up new storytelling possibilities, with a range of accessories from microphones to grips—all designed for professional results and seamless compatibility.

4K image quality

Capture your movies with the stunning realism and detail of 4K (3840 x 2160). With four times more detail than Full HD, all your images are enhanced by the subtle qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

The latest-generation image sensor exclusively for 4K

The new generation sensor is designed for optimal 4K recording. With pixel sizes around 1.6x larger than previous models

  1. Compared to FDR-AX/P3x series.
, the AX43 captures beautiful images with less noise, even in the extremes of low and bright lighting conditions.

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

The AX43 features a custom lens, developed for the highest quality 4K imaging throughout its entire wide-to-telephoto range. The use of AA (advanced aspherical) lens elements ensures, even with the compact design, each scene is faithfully captured, while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass delivers accurate colour without aberration. The ZEISS® T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflections, including ghosting and flare.

Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm

  1. When SteadyShot is set to Standard or Off.
(16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

Super-sampled Full HD playback

Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD.

Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

Fast Intelligent AF achieves speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

Lock-on AF

  1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording.

Enhance your tracking of moving subjects with a simple touch. Simply select your subject on the LCD touchscreen, and the AX43 will automatically adjust the tracking frame and lock onto even fast-moving targets, for precise autofocusing.

Face Detection and Smile Shutter

  1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording.
  2. Not available in the recording mode PS (60p/50p), FX (24p/25p/60i/50i) and FH (24p/25p).
  3. Not available in 100Mbps Movie Recording Rate.

Use Face Detection to optimise focus, exposure, and colour for key people in a  shot, even selfies, so you only need compose and narrate the scene. Prioritise a face simply by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, you can set the camera to automatically capture still shots of those magical, fleeting, smiles even while recording movies.

Golf Shot

  1. Available only in AVCHD.

Capture and analyse high-speed motion with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and a series of stills revealing each step of the action.

Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

With the high quality, stabilised, 20x optical zoom there’s plenty of range to capture  your subject. And, when shooting far away, our Clear Image Zoom uses a proprietary algorithm to deliver optical-zoom quality even at up to 40x (30x in 4K mode)

  1. Sony internal measurement.

Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

Thanks to the three-capsule mic, the AX43 microphone gathers sound from five directions and, with advanced audio processing, results in dramatically better built-in audio recording. Around 40%

  1. Compared to FDR-AX/P3x series.
less background noise is captured, and you’ll enjoy better stereo, or 5.1ch surround (AVCHD) separation, for more faithful capture, clearer dialogue, and more compelling soundtracks.

High Speed recording for high-quality slow motion

With support for high frame rate capture up to 100fps/120fps in Full HD, you can create slow-motion recordings, elevating every movement in startling detail. Simply import your video in the free PlayMemories Home, or other popular editing software, to reveal smooth, sharp action in even in the most everyday activities.

4K Time-lapse Capture

With Time-lapse Capture, shoot stills of a scene over a period of time with a chosen interval between shots. The resulting images can be combined at high resolution into a time-lapse movie on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera, even in high-quality 4K.

Trimming Playback

You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size

  1. Minimum trimming size is 1920 x 1080.
with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

Time Code / User Bit

The AX43 can add embedded data elements to your video, for professional workflows and tracking. The Time Code function records a frame-accurate synchronisation sequence, ideal for precise edit matching in multi-camera shoots. User Bit lets you embed an eight-character reference, such as a scene number, along with your footage, for easier tracking in post-production.

Exceptional image quality

The AX43 can capture video using the XAVC S format for high-quality images. Based on formats used for professional productions, XAVC S offers bitrates up to 100Mbps

  1. Requires SDXC/SDHC memory card UHS-I U3 or higher for XAVC S 4K 100Mbps recording, and SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVCS 4K 60Mpbs and XAVCS HD 50Mbps recording.
, and highly efficient compression, for detailed images and easily manageable file sizes.

5.1ch surround

  1. Recording in 5.1ch is available in AVCHD only.
sound microphone

Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring for each channel level.

My Voice Canceling

Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, thanks to the innovative microphone and My Voice Cancelling feature.

Motion Shot Video

  1. Available only in AVCHD or XAVC S HD or MP4.

Use Motion Shot Video to create dramatic motion playback sequences, superimposing images of your moving subject to trace each split second of action. You can adjust the interval between images to create amazing images for sharing with friends, or use it as a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen.

Dual Video Recording

  1. Not available in AVCHD PS mode and XAVC S HD 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL) mode.

Record two movie formats at the same time—one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way, you’ve got a small file ready for instant upload, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Highlight Movie Maker

Streamline your movie editing with Highlight Movie Maker. Using Dual Video Rec, the FDR-AX43 can simultaneously captures at 4K (3840x2160) or Full HD (1920×1080), and HD (1280x720) for both full quality storage and easy sharing. The HD (1280x720) resolutions uses an efficient MP4 video format to create quick, and automatic, HD highlight movies for immediate sharing - complete with video transitions and your choice of background music

  1. You can replace background music files on this product using the Music Transfer function in “PlayMemories Home".

Multi Camera Control

More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi connected devices. 

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. You can control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. Additionally by installing Imaging Edge Mobile

  1. A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile™. Existing PlayMemories Mobile users can use this by updating PlayMemories Mobile.
app on an NFC enabled smartphone or tablet, you can even skip the pairing sequences simply by touching your device to the camera. 


Effective Pixels (Still Image)
  • approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)
Sensor Type
  • 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
  • approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
    1. When "SteadyShot" is set to "Standard" or "Off".
Image Processor
  • BIONZ X image processor
  • F2.0-3.8
Focal Distance
  • f=4.4-88 mm
Filter Diameter
  • 55 mm
Iris Diaphragm
  • 6 blades
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Still Image)
  • f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3)
Lens Cover
  • Auto
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)
  • f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)
Minimum Focus Distance
  • approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)
ND Filter
  • -
Lens Type
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*
Digital Zoom
  • 250x
    1. The factory setting is "Off". Digital zoom ratio includes optical zoom ration.
Optical Zoom
  • 20x
Clear Image Zoom
  • 4K: 30x, HD: 40x
    1. When "SteadyShot" is set to "Active" or "Intelligent Active".
Diopter adjustment
  • -
Field of View
  • -
Viewfinder Type
  • -
Brightness Control
  • Yes (Menu)
    1. Backlight brightness will automatically be set "Bright" when connected to AC adaptor.
Angle Adjustment
  • Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Touch Panel
  • Yes
Marker/Grid Display
  • Grid Line
    1. the same as Guide Flame
Screen Type
  • 7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)
Image Stabilization Type
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)
    1. Not supported at XAVC S 4K
Fast Intelligent AF
  • Yes
Focus Area
  • Full range Focus / Spot Focus
Focus Mode
  • Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)
Focus Type
  • Contrast AF
Focus Points
  • -
Lock-On AF
  • Lock-on AF
    1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording
Manual Focus Assist
  • Peaking Display
AGC Limit
  • Yes
Auto Iris Control
  • F2.0-F11
Backlight Compensation
  • Yes (Auto)
Exposure Compensation
  • AE Shift (Touch Panel)
Gain Control
  • Auto
Manual Iris Control
  • F2.0-F11
  • Yes
Manual Exposure Assist
  • Zebra Pattern Display
Minimum Illumination
  • 4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Metering Modes
  • Multi-segment / Spot
  • Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu)
Auto Control Range
  • 1/6-1/10000
Manual Shutter
  • 1/6-1/10000
Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)
  • 1/25-1/10000
  • 1/50-1/10000
Smooth Slow
  • 1/215-1/10000
White Balance Shift
  • Yes
White Balance Modes
  • Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Flash Compensation
  • Yes (3 steps)
    1. With Optional Flash Accessory
Flash Mode
  • Auto / On / OFF
    1. With Optional Flash Accessory
Flash Metering System
  • Pre-flash TTL
    1. With Optional Flash Accessory
Media Type
  • XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Internal Media
  • -
Recording Format (Still Image)
  • JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible)
Recording Format (Video)
  • XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Still Image Size (Dual Record)
  • M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
    1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording
    2. Not available in 100Mbps Movie Recording Rate.
    3. Not available in the recording mode PS(60p/50p), FX(24p/25p/60i/50i) and FH(24p/25p)
Still Image Size (Photo Mode)
  • L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9, (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode)
  • M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Video Recording Rate (ABR/VBR)
  • XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps / FX: approx. 24 Mbps / FH: approx. 17 Mbps / HQ: approx. 9 Mbps / LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps
    1. Bit Rate is described by average bit rate(including movie, sounds and others).
Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)
  • 4K: L (8.3 M
Video Resolution
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840x2160 / 25p,24p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080 / 50p,25p,24p, AVCHD: 1920x1080 / 50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080 / 50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 / 25p
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
  • Yes (On / Off)
Audio Recording Format
  • LPCM 2ch (48 kHz / 16 bit)
    1. Video Mode is XAVC S HD or 4K.
    , Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator
    1. Video Mode is AVCHD.
    , Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
    1. Video Mode is AVCHD.
    , MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    1. Video Mode is MP4.
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone
Mic Level Control
  • Yes (31 steps)
My Voice Canceling
  • Yes
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone, Monaural Speaker
High Speed Rec
  • Yes (100p / 1920x1080, 100 / 60 Mbps)
Other Features
  • Face Detection
    1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording
    , Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes
    1. Video Mode is AVCHD.
    ), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes
    1. Video Mode is AVCHD.
    ), Fader Effect(s) (White / Black
    1. Only record movie
    ), Intelligent Auto (Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off / Dual Capture / Always On
    1. Not available in the 4K Recording mode with Dual Video Recording
    2. Not available in 100Mbps Movie Recording Rate.
    3. Not available in the recording mode PS(60p/50p), FX(24p/25p/60i/50i) and FH(24p/25p)
    ), Red Eye Reduction
    1. With Optional Flash Accessory
    , Direct Copy
Time-lapse Capture
  • Time-Lapse Capture, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K: L (8.3M, 3840x2160) / HD: S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock / AE Tracking)
NightShot Infrared System
  • -
Time Code/User Bit
  • Yes
Scene Selection
  • Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
Fast Playback
  • About 5 times /10 times / 30 times / 60 times
Motion Shot Video
  • Yes
    1. Available only in AVCHD or XAVC S HD or MP4
Highlight Movie Maker
  • Highlight Movie Maker, Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible
    1. PlayMemories Home Ver.4.1 or later is required.
Slow Playback
  • Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed
Slide Show (Still Image)
  • Slide Show
Trimming Playback
  • Yes
Keystone Adjustment
  • -
Endurance (Battery Life)
  • -
Projected Image Size
  • -
Projector Input
  • -
Resolution Output
  • -
Light Output
  • -
  • Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
Multi Camera Control
  • Yes
  • Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
    1. (Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
Accessory Shoe
  • Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
  • Yes
HDMI Terminal
  • Yes (HDMI micro)
    1. Output only
Headphone Jack
  • Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible
Microphone Input
  • Stereo Minijack
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
  • Yes
    1. Supports Micro USB compatible device.
Remote Terminal
  • Integrated into Multi / Micro USB Terminal
    1. Supports Micro USB compatible device.
STD Output
  • Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
Projector Input
  • -
Power Consumption (Viewfinder)
  • -
    1. Recording mode and media are default settings.
Battery Type
  • InfoLITHIUM with AccuPowerTM Meter System (V Series)
    1. Except for NP-FV30
Charge on camcorder (charging time with supplied battery)
  • Yes (approx. 3h 25min)
    1. When using supplyed AC adapater. When the AC adaptor is not supplyed, using USB charging.
Power Requirements
  • 6.8V/7.3V (battery pack)
Power Consumption (LCD)
  • 4K: 5.1W
    1. Recording mode and media are default settings.
USB Charging
  • DC 5V 1500mA
USB Power Supply
  • -
Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)
  • Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 142.5mm (Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 173mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)), Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 5 5/8inch (Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))
    1. Inculding the projecting parts
    2. Including lens hood if it is supplied
Weight (including supplied battery)
  • Approx. 560g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 600g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 660g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1lb 3.8oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1lb 5.2oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 1lb 7.3oz (NP-FV100A)
    1. Including a battery pack and a media(if a lens hood is supplied, including it too.).
Weight (main unit only)
  • Approx. 510g, Approx. 1lb 2.0oz
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70A) (1), AC Adaptor (1), Power Cord (1), Operating Guide (1), HDMI (micro) Cable (1), micro USB Cable (1)
  1. The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity